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Old 11-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Question Table of Illustrations

Good morning All,

I am preparing ae e-book which will contain several illustrations. Rather than a table of content I would like to have a table of illustration so that reader can jump to each illustrations at will.

I am preparing the book in Word. Can anybody advise on how to proceed?

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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- You can make it per hand:
Make a list of all the illustrations somewhere near the beginning of your book. It will look something like this:
<a href="#bild1"><p>name picture 1</p></a>
<a href="#bild2"><p>name picture 2</p></a>
<a href="#bild3"><p>name picture 3</p></a>

Then wrap an anchor around your caption (if you have one, case 1) or around the picture itself (case 2 and 3):
<a id="bild1"><p>picture1</p></a>
<a id="bild2"><p><img src="images/picture3.jpg"/></p></a>
<a id="bild3"><img src="images/picture3.jpg"/></a>

- Let Mobipocket Creator do the list for you:
You can, for instance, put the images inside headings <h4> or <h5> (any that you won't need for your regular headings), than open "Table of contents" in Mobipocket Creator, give "List of illustrations" (or anything else you like) as heading and <h4> as tag name in first level.
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Hi Billi,

Thank for your help though I am not sure I understand the answer. I am using word to prepare the book not html. I tried to use the option to insert a table of illustration but it liste dthe images themselves. When I tried to list the illustration caption it messed up the fomatting (the centered caption becoming left aligned). I will try to give it a go!
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Caroline, in your Word document, bookmark each image (the Bookmark feature will ask you to name the bookmark), then in the back of your document (still in Word), contruct (by hand, not using Word's Table of Contents feature), a simple Table of Illustrations with each illustration listed below the ToI heading. After you get all your Illustrations Bookmarked, also Bookmark the Table of Illustrations heading (name it within Bookmark something like ToI, but remember the name. Then hyperlink each illustration on your list in the ToI back to the appropriate Bookmark within your doc...this is very easy if you are familiar with the Weblink and Bookmark feature (on the Insert Bar). Now when you get the file in MobiPocket you can just use the Guide feature to construct a guide for your file....The Name (such as Table of Illustrations) what is it (I would call it a TOC), then your html file name.....book.html#ToI With "book" as the name of your html file, then the extension (html) then the pound symbol "#" then what you named your Bookmark on your Table of Illustrations.
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I know you've chosen working in Word; however, you will save yourself a lot of grief if you learn some basic html and work with it in a text editor such as emeditor (I can't recommend it enough). Mobipocket Creator uses Word to convert the Word document to html and then converts that to mobi. The Word -> html conversion creates a lot of garbage, which may result in formatting and other issues that are hard to diagnose.
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Caroline, I wouldn't suggest that you upload your Word doc to MobiPocket...Instead I would save your Word doc to Webpage-filtered (Save As...Other in Word), and then edit/clean the html file in a text editor (I just use Notepad). Then upload that html to MobiPocket. You will have to learn some basic html language though.
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